· By Herb Lester

Crissy Field Overlook, San Francisco

Extract from Distinctively San Francisco.

Perhaps the jewel of The Presidio, a former military installation now turned into a park. What was once an airfield has become a serene and beautiful space, which, even at busy times, has a sense of splendid isolation. Cyclists and kite-flyers are well-served by the terrain and the magnificent views encourage contemplation.